Overview

"If [an] athlete is serious about getting considerably stronger, he needs to incorporate at least one explosive exercise into his routine. And more is even better." - Bill Starr

The barbell lifts include both power lifting and olympic lifting and greatly emphasize the strength, power, and speed aspects (among others) of CrossFit's ten general physical skills.  Proven competency in each of these lifts is a good indication of overall strength and explosiveness.

Results
[ 6 Months | 1 Year | All Time ]
Lift Date Result From Workout
Deadlift August 23, 2014 2 reps @ 415 lbs Deadlift : 4 @ 285 lbs, 4 @ 345 lbs, 4 @ 385 lbs, 2 @ 415 lbs, rest 40 secs
Back Squat August 12, 2014 1 rep @ 315 lbs Back Squat : 1 Rep Max
Front Squat September 30, 2014 1 rep @ 275 lbs Front Squat : 3 @ 70%, 3 @ 80%, 3 @ 90%, rest 3 mins
Overhead Squat September 29, 2014 3 reps @ 155 lbs Overhead Squat : 3 @ 95 lbs, 3 @ 115 lbs, 3 @ 135 lbs, 3 @ 155 lbs
Thruster September 23, 2014 5 reps @ 175 lbs Every 3 mins for 15 mins: Thruster 5-5-5-5-5, rest 3 mins
Shoulder Press October 30, 2014 2 reps @ 170 lbs Shoulder Press : 2 Rep Max
Push Press NA NA NA
Split Jerk August 09, 2014 1 rep @ 255 lbs Split Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Snatch June 23, 2014 1 rep @ 175 lbs Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Clean September 11, 2014 1 rep @ 230 lbs Clean 6x2 at 90% 1RM
Clean & Jerk October 28, 2014 1 rep @ 245 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1 @ 80%, 1 @ 85%, 1 @ 90%, 1 @ 95%, 1 @ 95%, 1 @ 100%, rest 2 mins
Bench Press July 15, 2014 1 rep @ 285 lbs Bench Press : 2 @ 75%, 2 @ 85%, 2 @ 95%, rest 2 mins

CrossFit Journal Articles

Read more about The Lifts.

The Burgener Warmup -Mike Burgener
The Stance -Mike Burgener
Clean and Jerk -Mike Burgener
The High Hang Snatch -Mike Burgener
Reviewing The Snatch -Mike Burgener
Receiving The Bar -Mike Burgener
Snatch Grip Position -Mike Burgener